Art: Old Masters on the Range

Texas had never seen anything like the $1,500,000 worth of old masters that arrived in Dallas in a sealed steel freight car last week. Lent by Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum, the paintings will go on show at next week's State Fair. Among the 30 paintings were works by Titian, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Goya, Rubens and El Greco. But Dallas Museum Director Jerry Bywaters counted on a lesser masterpiece to reach the heart of Texas: Rosa Bonheur's sun-spangled Horse Fair, whose picturebook realism and 8-by-16-ft. grandeur make it a crowd favorite in Manhattan too.

Bywaters is having handbills printed: SEE THE HORSE FAIR AT THE...

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